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National Grid "dream team" covers smart grid spectrum

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National Grid has chosen the companies that will make up its smart grid "dream team" to help test and deliver the "energy system of the future" for more than 15,000 customers in Worcester, Mass.

The team of vendors covers the smart grid spectrum, including smart meters, advanced communications technologies, in-home energy management tools, devices for electric system automation, customer outreach and education, project management, integration and evaluation.

The dream team is comprised of Bridge Energy Group, Ernst & Young, Itron, Cisco, General Electric, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, IBM, Wipro, CEIVA Energy; EcoFactor; Simple Energy, GridMaven, Navigant, SmartMark Communications, S&C Electric Company, G&W Electric Company, Beckwith Electric Co Inc., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Lindsey Manufacturing Company, and Power Delivery Products.

"This assembly of organizations is our smart grid 'dream team'," said Cheri Warren, vice president of asset management for National Grid. "They are the best and brightest in their respective disciplines and share our vision for delivering exceptional benefits for customers. We are excited to have them on board as we make progress toward full deployment of the pilot."

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